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    LilyRose
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    What kinds of containers are good for growing tomatoes and other vegetable?. I am looking for something that doesn’t cost much.

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    greenqueen
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    The obvious answer is old buckets and tubs. Just make sure to drill or poke drainage holes in whatever you use. I planted a tiny garden including tomatoes, basil, parsley, thyme and rosemary in an old wheelbarrow. It already had holes in it. I have also planted in a wine crate, an old sink, a picnic basket,  an old dresser drawer and  stacked up old tires (I painted them funky colors). Use you imagination. If it will hold dirt, it is a possible planter.

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    Theresa
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    I start mine in yogurt cups, believe it or not, then just kind of keep moving up, and often end up in large cottage cheese containers.

    I know that it sounds kind of strange but I just hate the idea of throwing things away. I’m sort of the queen of repurposing around here but can’t seem to help it. For my bigger plants, I use 5-gallon buckets that I get from local restaurants. Their pickles and boiled eggs come in them and they work great for planting everything from an entire pack of basil seeds to a new bougainvillea plant.

    greenqueen, I love your ideas and plan to use some of them – especially the funkily-painted tires. :)

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    happychicken
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    http://www.heirloomsolutions.com
    Check this out! I always have broken pots around and now I can’t wait to make one look as cool as these do. This company is also a great source for heirloom seeds! Great selection of tomatoes!

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